Carolyn Cox Testimonials



"I attended the Alpha Chi Omega national convention as a collegiate delegate, and I just want to let you know how incredible I thought your story was. Your story made me cry for quite a long time after you were done speaking, and I admire you for your strength. You proved to everyone in that room that no matter what, women are resilient and strong! I am the Vice President from my chapter at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. I'm not sure how comfortable you are with sharing your story again or if you are able, but we would love to have you as our guest. Since one of our main philanthropies is supporting victims of domestic violence, I think your story would be incredibly inspiring for our chapter and others. If possible, we would love to have you come down. Please let me know how you feel about this, and again, thank you so much for sharing your story at convention."

Jenn Bowers

Alpha Chi Omega

Florida Southern College


"Carolyn Cox is a woman of courage and bravery.  To have suffered abuse for 43 years and then almost dying at the hands of her ex-husband is a tragedy.  Yet, Carolyn has come through the other side and made a new life for herself.  Carolyn is an amazing woman; professional, dignified and kind.  Her presentation exudes all of these attributes.  Undoubtedly, each time Carolyn recounts her story, she relives the trauma.  My wish for Carolyn is for her to now enjoy an abuse free life and take care of herself"

Mary Zilney

Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region


"My name is Abby Robinson and I am currently a junior at Bradley University. Your story was very moving to me and I think it would touch some of the people on Bradley's campus as well. I really admire your courage to be able to speak to various groups about something so horrific.  Thanks."


Abby Robinson

Bradley University

"Not only is the domestic violence story of Carolyn Cox moving and distinctive, her personal presentation is poignant and riveting. She stands before you a beautiful, well spoken, well-educated and cultured woman who experienced, silently, the worst abuse imaginable which ended only when her husband failed in the attempt to end her life. The absolute courage, triumph and possibility which shines from her and her story must be experienced personally. She is a beacon of hope and the battle cry for the need to end domestic violence."


Senator P. Althoff